Deputy Head of Science, Mr Church has been at Greybridge School for 15 years. He is about to resign after a dramatic experiment. However, the arrival of the new French teacher changes everything.
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 Mr. Church (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Miss Postern (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Mr. Gunn (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Ms Baron (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Mr. Barber (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Mrs. Klebb (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Nicholas (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Mr. Hubble (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Mr. Martin (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Daphne (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
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The series follows Keith Church (David Walliams), a socially naive chemistry teacher at the fictional Greybridge Secondary School, near Watford, North London, who falls for new French teacher Sarah Postern (Catherine Tate), who believes herself to be an inspirational teacher, in tune with youth culture and a beautiful woman. However she is also getting attention from arrogant and rude sports teacher Trevor Gunn (Philip Glenister). Other staff members include Ms Baron (Frances de la Tour) as the alcoholic 'no nonsense' headteacher, Mr Martin (Daniel Rigby), a music teacher with ambitions to be a singer-songwriter, Mr Barber (Steve Speirs), a geography teacher who is having a nervous breakdown and is employed as a caretaker in the second series and Mr Hubble (James Greene), the elderly and confused head of science. The pupils at the school are portrayed as being mainly interested in social networking, texting and partying and as being bored by the attempts of Mr Church and Miss Postern ...

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Three cast members have all appeared in Doctor Who. Catherine Tate played the part of Donna Noble, the Doctor's companion, David Walliams played the part of Gibbis in The God Complex, and James Greene played the abbot in The Bells of Saint John. See more »

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Brilliant British Comedy, well written and hilarious!
26 September 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Big School is a fantastic comedy show starring David Walliams, Catherine Tate, Philip Glenister, Francis de la Tour and Steve Speirs. Each episode is well written and each character stands out for me. Mr Gunn is particularly hilarious with some of the comments he makes, much to the disapproval of Mr Church, Mr Gunn reminds me of Jay from the inbetweeners a bit. And the Greybridge teaching staff wouldn't be a school without head teacher Ms Baron played by Francis de la Tour. Almost everything Ms Baron says is an instant gag plus with the Walliams and Glenister combination, Big School makes for a wonderful comedy show with gags every minute! Catherine Tate as Miss Postern makes the show for me, without her, there wouldn't be frantic quarrelling between Mr Church and Mr Gunn in almost every episode. There's heart-warming moments in the series as well as well crafted dialogue between the teaching staff, Series 1 episode 4 being my favourite episode so far!

It's a 10/10 for Big School, I would highly recommend it, although it can be crude at times so only to those 15 and up! Can't wait to see the last 2 episodes in Series 2 and hopefully Big School will return for a Series 3 next year!


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